[wp-hackers] Re: Form Layouts With Tables

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Fri Mar 21 18:00:48 GMT 2008

I'm surprised some backward-compatible CSS wasn't included in 2.5 so  
that pre-existing plugins' Settings pages would look _relatively_ the  
same as they used to.

> Don't forget the cautionary fable of the anti-table warrior who  
> recoded the WordPress calendar code to use div-span soup instead of  
> a table.

Well, yeah, but there are standard HTML elements for forms.  There  
aren't for calendars.

I'm with the "huh?" crowd.  This could have been done with CSS and a  
standard form.

Still, except for goofing up the appearance of older plugins, this is  


On Mar 21, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Jess Planck wrote:
> Yet It might be a nice thing to have some default admin classes and  
> css implemented for fieldset, legend, and label. Just to cover those  
> bases. Plugin authors may always add their own css to the mix, but  
> giving some guidance here could be helpful and cut some plugin css  
> cruft.

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